Matali Crasset proposes a project between sculpture and installation on a more intimate, less monumental scale that offers a highly experimental and surprising way to play. The link between the different play spaces does not follow a particular theme, rather an optical effect combined with the use of conical forms. These rhythms create a subtle balance between forms that are closed enough to create a sense of interiority and open enough to see what is happening in the rest of the playground.
Matali Crasset, designer
Matali Crasset was trained as an industrial designer. In the early 2000s, she founded her own firm, Matali Crasset Productions. She set up shop next to her house in an old printing facility that has been transformed into housing units and small gardens in the heart of Belleville, one of Paris’ most colorful working class neighborhoods.
Matali Crasset views design as a process of searching. Her unique perspective allows her to view daily life in a particular way and to envision scenarios for the future. Her methodology consists of observing people’s daily habits and questioning customary organizing principles. Like her emblematic object, the hospitality column “When Jim comes up to Paris,” she invents new rituals on the basis of her perceptive observations about our usages. Her view of the world is sophisticated and yet it remains always new. This allows her to question the evidence of our codes to rewrite them more swiftly. Her work consists of looking for new typologies and formulating logics for new lives. She defines this search as a gentle accompaniment towards the contemporary.